From: the flight deck of the Zuikaku
21 Mar 42
Hi guys. I've finally gotten real life to a point where I can spend a little time here again. Ted and I have been playing but I haven't been posting. Anyway, here goes.....
I captured Mandalay, capturing the infrastructure intact. Manpower at 1(1) and Resources at 20(0). I'm continuing to flow north, driving the Allied rabble before me. I've got an Oscar sentai at Rangoon which mixes it up with some Warhawks relatively frequently. Losses are pretty even for the most part, but today I lost 2 Oscars to 1 Warhawk. The battles happen over friendly territory so I rarely lose a pilot fortunately.
It's time to explain why I can't take Singapore. The supply situation in Malaya and Thailand is horrible! I'm in the process of sending supply from Japan, but there was an escort shortage in the home islands, which delayed things, and now it's taking forever for the convoy to make it's way to Malaya. Anyway, I scrounged enough supply to attack, and I reduced the fort level to 1 (again).
The former Batavia garrison (now holed up 1 hex E of Batavia) was attacked again. I destroyed 2 of the remaining 6 units and killed off 3k troops for a loss of 25 guys. Why won't these guys surrender?
Elsewhere in Java, I'm pushing everything toward Soerabaja, taking all the outlying bases.
I have 3 company sized units running around taking all the small bases. One is currently in the SE Fleet area, one is at the northern tip of New Guinea and the last is between Borneo and Mindinao.
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